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Monday night and Thursday matinee shows?

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Monday night and Thursday matinee shows?#1
Posted: 5/7/17 at 10:54am

Does anyone have a recommendation for a show for tomorrow night, May 8, and a Thursday matinee, May 11?  I know that there is probably not a lot playing at those times.  I was going to see Charlie on Monday, but am not sure after reading the reviews.  I am happy to see off-Broadway as well.  I am already seeing:  Come From Away, Little Foxes, Hello, Dolly, Oslo, The Great Comet, Sunset Boulevard and Amelie.  I have already seen Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Miss Saigon, and School of Rock.

 

Thanks for any ideas.  I can also wander around and eat, that is always fun.

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Posted: 5/7/17 at 10:59am

I went to see the matinee of 'Cagney' this past Thursday. It was enjoyable. 

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Posted: 5/7/17 at 11:04am

Javi, I'm planning to see Cagney during my visit on May 18.  Did you by chance buy a rush ticket?  If you did was it crowded or hard to get?  According to the seating chart for my performance they haven't sold alot of regular tickets.

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NYfanfromCA said: "Does anyone have a recommendation for a show for tomorrow night, May 8, and a Thursday matinee, May 11?  I know that there is probably not a lot playing at those times.  I was going to see Charlie on Monday, but am not sure after reading the reviews.  I am happy to see off-Broadway as well.  I am already seeing:  Come From Away, Little Foxes, Hello, Dolly, Oslo, The Great Comet, Sunset Boulevard and Amelie.  I have already seen Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Miss Saigon, and School of Rock.

Thanks for any ideas.  I can also wander around and eat, that is always fun.
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I'm there the same time as you are. It's slim pickings for Monday night. Except for Charlie, I've seen all the other ones playing tomorrow night. But since I'm there anyway, I'll rush Miss Saigon or get a discounted ticket. I have no interest in seeing Charlie. 

As for Thursday matinee, I've settled on Cagney. Found a discount code at Playbill. $60 all in per ticket. 

Good luck to which show you end up going with. 

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ArtMan said: "Javi, I'm planning to see Cagney during my visit on May 18.  Did you by chance buy a rush ticket?  If you did was it crowded or hard to get?  According to the seating chart for my performance they haven't sold alot of regular tickets."

I've read the other threads on this. It appears that rush tickets are not guaranteed and sold at the discretion of management. That's why I went with the discounted ticket instead - 4th row center. 

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When I was there a few weeks ago I entered the lottery for Phantom which has a thursday matinee...My boyfriend had never seen it on broadway and we sat front row for $40 each...the production is in great shape for a 30 year run...

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Posted: 5/7/17 at 10:14pm

Try to get into Sleep No More if they still do Monday nights. It's Real cool and very worth it.

You could also hit up the NY Phil, who do Friday Matinees regularly, if you want to hear a world class orchestra.

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 12:00am

ArtMan, I bought a discounted ticket for Cagney. The theatre was full when I went. Broadway Box has a discount of $45-$49 a ticket. Just search for it. Should be easy to find 

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 12:13am

I encourage you to consider seeing a show you've seen before.  You'd be surprised at what a remarkably different experience it can be.  

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 12:26am

I had the exact same question, since I have a show-free Monday on my upcoming trip. There's not a lot of shows but Playbill tells me (at least this Monday) there's:

Cats
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chicago
Miss Saigon
Phantom of the Opera
School of Rock

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 3:23am

Of the long-running musicals or recent revivals, every show has its advocates and detractors. It wasn't my first choice, but I saw Phantom of the Opera on a Monday evening last month. because my wife wanted to see it again (after 27 years) and my daughter had never seen it. 

We certainly had much better seats than we did the first time, when it was the Hamilton of its time. James Barbour is the Phantom, and he brings a commanding stage presence to the role. I wasn't a fan of his singing voice, although my wife was more impressed. Ali Ewoldt is fine as Christine. I liked the very youthful Rodney Ingram as Raoul. He brings a refreshing enthusiasm and a powerful singing voice.

There are three arguments for seeing Phantom on Broadway. First, it's got the biggest orchestra this side of Sunset Boulevard, and that's not something you're going to get when it comes on tour. The audience at the show I saw applauded the orchestra before the second act, and as much as that made me chuckle, they did deserve it. The tour version of Phantom is apparently a cheaper version, and I've never wanted to see it for that reason. A song like "Masquerade," with all the costumes, really does work at the Majestic. So that's reason #2.

And then there's the best reason. For all of its silliness, and the show is both ponderous and ridiculous to me, it does have a few fantastic songs. Seeing the show again in person, with a full orchestra, does remind you of that, especially "All I Ask of You." At the end of the first act, I leaned over to my daughter and said, "We will probably see other shows we like better on this trip, but I doubt we will hear a more beautiful song." That proved to be true.

And if you don't like it, you can ponder why this show remains so popular after all these years.

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 3:54am

If you consider seeing a show you've seen before, there is Saigon on Monday night and POTO on Thursday matinee.

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 7:05am

Thanks for the suggestions.  I'm going to take a look at TKTS tonight after I land and get to midtown.  And Cagney and POTO sound like possibilities for a Thursday matinee.  Anyone see Marry Harry off-Broadway?  It has a Thursday matinee.

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 9:39am

bear88 said: "James Barbour is the Phantom, and he brings a commanding stage presence to the role. I wasn't a fan of his singing voice"

Me either; he's one of those shout-singers (i.e., he shouts to convey strong emotion). I'm hoping his contract ends soon and they don't renew him.

bear88 said: "I liked the very youthful Rodney Ingram as Raoul. He brings a refreshing enthusiasm and a powerful singing voice."

Agreed. The best thing about Mr. Barbour in the title role is that the ages of the three leads are now much closer to what they're supposed to be than they have been for quite some time now.

bear88 said: "The tour version of Phantom is apparently a cheaper version, and I've never wanted to see it for that reason."

The current "re-imagined" touring production looked and sounded much cheaper to me. It was clear that they skimped on the orchestra, and while they threw in some new and more hi-tech visual gimmicks for the tour, they rendered the chandelier pointless and the costumes and set for scenes like "Maquerade" were very disappointing. They've also employed a string of not-ready-for-prime-time players in the cast, including pretty-boy pop singers.

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 4:21pm

Javi,  Thanks for the response.  I knew about the discounts.  I'm just not sure I want to pay $49 for this show.  I am seeing 6 shows already during my visit.  A rush ticket is more desirable to me than the other options.  Do you recommend the show?  It looks from the seating chart that there isn't a bad seat in the house.

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 4:21pm

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 5:58pm

Thanks again for the ideas.  I'm checked into my hotel and have been up since 2:45 AM Pacific time.  Might eat and walk and sleep, or get to TKTS soon.  

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 6:40pm

How about Chicago?  Is this a good production?  I confess that I have never seen it before, so maybe I should!

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 6:44pm

I saw it last week.  (I was in the same situation, needed a Monday night show and had never seen it.)

The cast was strong and I enjoyed it.  Used a discount code, not sure I'd pay full price, nor do I feel the need to see it again, but it was a fun evening.  I'd see what the box office offers via discount and then check TKTs.  See what gets you the best seats.

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Posted: 5/8/17 at 7:08pm

Had it been up to me, I would have seen Chicago, but I really like the musical and read good things about the cast of a few weeks ago on this board. But we saw it on tour not too long ago, and my wife was less enthused. There may have been some cast changes this month. Check the Chicago Appreciation thread.